Design, build and validation of a low-cost programmable battery cycler

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dc.contributor.author Propp, Karsten
dc.contributor.author Fotouhi, Abbas
dc.contributor.author Knap, Vaclav
dc.contributor.author Auger, Daniel J.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-01-12T12:44:25Z
dc.date.available 2017-01-12T12:44:25Z
dc.date.issued 2016-12-07
dc.identifier.citation K. Propp, A. Fotouhi, V. Knap and D. J. Auger, Design, build and validation of a low-cost programmable battery cycler. ECS Transactions, Volume 74, Issue 1, 2016, pages 101-111 en_UK
dc.identifier.issn 1938-5862
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1149/07401.0101ecst
dc.identifier.uri https://dspace.lib.cranfield.ac.uk/handle/1826/11260
dc.description.abstract The availability of laboratory grade equipment for battery tests is usually limited due to high costs of the hardware. Especially for lithium-sulfur (Li-S) batteries these experiments can be time intensive since the cells need to be precycled and are usually cycled with relatively low loads. To improve the availability of test hardware, this paper conducts a study to design and test a low cost solution for cycling and testing batteries for tasks that do not necessarily need the high precision of professional hardware. While the described solution is in principle independent of the cell chemistry, here it is specifically optimized to fit to Li-S batteries. To evaluate the accuracy of the presented battery cycler, the hardware is tested and compared with a professional Kepco bipolar power source. The results indicate the usefulness for application oriented battery tests with real life cycles, although inaccuracies occur in the current measurements. en_UK
dc.language.iso en en_UK
dc.publisher The Electrochemical Society en_UK
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
dc.title Design, build and validation of a low-cost programmable battery cycler en_UK
dc.type Article en_UK


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